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Inmarsat launches FleetBroadband Multi-voice

It will allow up to nine simultaneous telephone calls to be made t Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announced the launch of FleetBroadband Multi-voice, a new capability that will allow up to nine simultaneous telephone calls to be made through a single FleetBroadband terminal.The enhancement to FleetBroadband (FB) will enable vessel owners and managers to separate crew communications from operational use.It will also provide crew with more privacy, making it easier to make personal low-cost calls away from the bridge.The new capability is targeted at any vessel with the need to manage separate voice calls - particularly the merchant maritime market, but also other vessels that have similar crew or passenger communications requirements, such as superyachts or deep-sea fishing vessels.Uniquely, FleetBroadband Multi-voice is integrated into Inmarsat's core network and terminated into public telephone networks, ensuring a high-quality voice service. There are two levels of FleetBroadband Multi-voice available:Standard, which supports up to four simultaneous calls from a FleetBroadband 150, 250 or 500. Enhanced, which supports up to nine simultaneous calls on an FB250 or FB500. FleetBroadband users have two ways to access the multiple voice calling capability. Users of Thrane & Thrane SAILOR FleetBroadband terminals ...

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Frontline commits to Inmarsat XpressLink for 100+ vessels

Communications package for Frontline Inmarsat, provider of global mobile satellite communication services, announced that Frontline, the world leader in the international seaborne transportation of crude oil, has committed to Inmarsat XpressLink for more than 100 vessels from its existing fleet and its planned new builds."We evaluated the providers and made a purely commercial decision about XpressLink from Inmarsat," said Kjell S. Langva of Frontline Management AS. "The choice was made after a year of positive experience with VSAT from Ship Equip"."The cost-benefit profile and the unmatched failover capability, which offers unlimited usage on Inmarsat FleetBroadband, was key to the decision. Also Inmarsat's ability to deliver made up the additional element in making the choice," he said."With XpressLink's internet and voice services, communications onboard the vessel will be greatly enhanced, supporting operations and improving overall efficiency. It also allows the crew to stay in touch with family and friends, and handle their personal affairs, at a very low cost, which has been an important issue for Frontline," said Mr Langva."We are delighted that Frontline has selected Inmarsat XpressLink against competition with other major communications providers", said Frank Coles, President, Inmarsat Maritime. "The contract with Frontline is a landmark agreement for XpressLink. ...

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Reorganisation brings renewed focus on core markets

Stratos, Segovia and Ship Equip now align under the Inmarsat Inmarsat , the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has begun the process of including its subsidiary companies within a new organisational structure that will align the Inmarsat business more closely to core vertical market segments and continue to support both direct and indirect distribution of its services.As of 1st January 2012, Inmarsat Solutions, led by Jim Parm, is responsible for Inmarsat's global direct and indirect sales, marketing anddelivery. Inmarsat Solutions now operates through four new market-facing business units: Inmarsat Maritime, led by Frank Coles, focusing on worldwide commercial maritime opportunities; Inmarsat Government US, led by Mike Wheeler, focusing on US government opportunities, both military and civil; Inmarsat Government Global, led on an interim basis by Ronald Spithout, focusing on worldwide (ie non-US) civil and military government opportunities; Inmarsat Enterprise, led by Ronald Spithout, focusing on worldwide enterprise, energy, media, carriers, commercial aviation and M2M opportunities. These new global business units will be supported by a new group, Commercial Services & Support, which will provide cross-business unit services such as customer support, product and service management, channel development, commercial management and marketing communications.The Stratos, Segovia, and Ship Equip ...

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Stratos and Ship Equip brands to disappear

From next year, they will will trade under the Inmarsat name Inmarsat has announced that, as of 1 January 2012, its Stratos Global and Ship Equip companies will cease to operate under their own brands and will now trade under the Inmarsat name.This move will also mean that sales and marketing for these businesses, and the group as a whole, will now be aligned into four new business units, one of which will be Inmarsat Maritime.Inmarsat Maritime and the other three units, Inmarsat Government US, Inmarsat Government Global and Inmarsat Enterprise, will join a Commercial and Sales Support division to form Inmarsat Solutions, which will become the sales, marketing and delivery arm of the Inmarsat group.Inmarsat Solutions will be headed by current Stratos CEO Jim Parm as president. Frank Coles, previously CEO of Globe Wireless before joining Inmarsat's Global Xpress team earlier this year, will act as the new president of Inmarsat Maritime.This restructuring move, particularly the decision to bring Stratos 'in-house', has raised questions as to whether this is an attempt by Inmarsat to move towards a fully direct sales channel, rather than the indirect sales via channel partners that currently makes up the majority of its MSS business.However, ...

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Stratos and Ship Equip brands to disappear

According to Inmarsat Inmarsat has announced that, as of 1 January 2012, its Stratos Global and Ship Equip companies will cease to operate under their own brands and will now trade under the Inmarsat name.This move will also mean that sales and marketing for these businesses, and the group as a whole, will now be aligned into four new business units, one of which will be Inmarsat Maritime.Inmarsat Maritime and the other three units, Inmarsat Government US, Inmarsat Government Global and Inmarsat Enterprise, will join a Commercial and Sales Support division to form Inmarsat Solutions, which will become the sales, marketing and delivery arm of the Inmarsat group.Inmarsat Solutions will be headed by current Stratos CEO Jim Parm as president. Frank Coles, previously CEO of Globe Wireless before joining Inmarsat's Global Xpress team earlier this year, will act as the new president of Inmarsat Maritime.This restructuring move, particularly the decision to bring Stratos 'in-house', has raised questions as to whether this is an attempt by Inmarsat to move towards a fully direct sales channel, rather than the indirect sales via channel partners that currently makes up the majority of its MSS business.However, the company has stated in its communications to ...

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Equipment maker signs up for new Inmarsat service

Thrane & Thrane to develop the forthcoming Inmarsat Global Xpress service Thrane & Thrane, an Inmarsat FleetBroadband terminal developer, has confirmed that it has been appointed by Inmarsat as a key launch manufacturer for the forthcoming Inmarsat Global Xpress service.With the hardware manufacturer on board, Global Xpress expects to be able to go live in 2013, and Thrane & Thrane will be offering new Sailor terminals designed specifically for use with this new maritime Ka-band service.The company says that the introduction of Global Xpress terminals will expand an already diverse portfolio. It has shipped more than 20,000 Sailor FleetBroadband terminals since the launch of Inmarsat's current flagship service in November 2007, and the company expects imminently to announce the commercial availability of its new Sailor 900 VSAT antenna."We are delighted to have reached this agreement with Thrane & Thrane as it means our maritime customers will have a wider choice of terminals for our super-fast broadband network," said Frank Coles, senior director - maritime, Global Xpress. "Sailor terminals have proven the most popular for all recent Inmarsat maritime services and this makes us confident that Thrane & Thrane's partnership will be a very positive asset as we gear up for ...

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Inmarsat has announced the signing of a US$700 million project

Construction of its Inmarsat-5 Ka-band satellite network Inmarsat has announced the signing of a US$700 million, 12.5-year direct financing agreement with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) to fund the construction of its Inmarsat-5 Ka-band satellite network.The financing agreement will enable Inmarsat to proceed with the contract they signed with the Boeing Group for the delivery of three 702HP Ka-band satellites in August 2010, as well as covering certain other related capital items.This is part of a total $1.2bn estimated investment in the next generation satellite network through which Inmarsat aims to provide a global high speed mobile broadband service with download speeds of up to 50 megabits per second (Mbps).The Inmarsat-5 satellites are to form the backbone of Global Xpress, a service that the company hopes will be more than 100 times faster than its current global L-band offering.Under the financing agreement Inmarsat may borrow up to $700 million. The facility will have a total availability period of 4 years and then be repayable in equal instalments over a further 8.5 years.Drawings under the facility will incur interest at a fixed interest rate for the life of the loan.Source: Digital Ship

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